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Limited budget first gaming build.

thomassylux
  • 72 months ago

So this is gonna be my first build. I'm a bit inexperienced in picking parts, although I did do extensive research on which parts are best. I'd like to keep it under $900 but still be able to play the latest games on max settings at 1080p. I'm currently having a hard time picking a good similar featured but cheaper mobo, preferably blue and hopefully cheap enough so that I can fit in an SSD into the budget. I have no plans to change the case, unless anyone can suggest a cheaper and better minimalist looking case, preferably matte black with flat surfaces and a side window. And I evidently don't plan on getting a DVD drive.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $189.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Z97 EXTREME6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $153.00 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $72.00 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card $329.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H440 (Blue/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $129.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $939.96
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-11 03:50 EDT-0400

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  • 72 months ago
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This was a close shave, but I got it exactly 33 cents under 900 :P. I did have to change the case and motherboard to help fit the better gpu and an ssd, but I think the case will be to your like. It's brushed aluminium black with a side window.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $184.94 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z97M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $105.66 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $71.10 @ Newegg
Storage PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Mac Mall
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card $359.99 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair 350D MicroATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ TigerDirect
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $896.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-11 04:17 EDT-0400

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